Can anyone advise me on the practical range limit of a Xbee Pro 50mW? http://www.coolcomponents.co.uk/xbee-pro-50mw-module-with-whip-antenna-series-zb.html
The manual says 1 mile or 1600 meters, however, being a bit of cynic when it comes to manufacturers claims for their products I’d like to hear from someone who’s actually used one.
I’m in the UK, and I think 50mW is the max we’re allowed without a special license (50mW seems to be the highest any of the normal suppliers are prepared to sell)
My application is multiple aircraft communicating with a single base-station. The coms would be 90% air-to-ground and 10% ground-to-air. The bit rate would not need to be very high. The quoted range will be good enough for my application, but only if it’s true!
Anyone got any practical experience with them?